Friday, June 24, 2011


Speed can be a fun prerequisite to braking.
I installed a rear v-brake on our girl's dirt bike. It was an eagerly awaited prize for her, because in her view, a handbrake is an iconic fixture of the revered "big" person bike. With this new device, she quickly discovered the quintessential childhood pleasure of skidding rubber on pavement.

She's shaping up to be quite an all-around biker, adopting new skills quickly. She even helped with the installation of the brake and lever, and I'm proud to report that she knew what went where and which tools to use.  
This bike originally came with a damaged, cheap v-brake that I removed even before its previous owner rode it.
The reach is adjusted for small hands.

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